Eee - I'm sure you probably love Benedict Cumberbatch as much as I do! Want to spend a lazy Sunday with crayons and coloring pages of Mr. Cumberbatch? Of course you do. Now you can with this coloring book, Colour Me Good Benedict Cumberbatch. $11.15 at Amazon
I am thinking Rocket Raccoon is all the rage right now. And you know, that's fine. But please do not forget Rocky Racoon. He appears to have found Gideon's Bible. Art by Cuddly Rigor Mortis available at Prints on Wood for $40.
Hmm...I guess I am posting this just in time for the iPhone 6's debut, but I am sure a lot of people are keeping their older phones. And why wouldn't you when you can stash it in this super-handy case? I can't personally imagine needing that many tools in anyplace where I also have a phone, but I am prone to staying indoors on my couch. If you are an adventurer, I am pretty sure you will appreciate the “super rugged aluminum and polycarbonate” case and the lenghty list of stainless steel tools packed into this little dude. $99.95 at The Task Lab.
I have a feeling that Kale Granola Bark is either very, very good. Or...not. But I am willing to give it the benefit of the doubt because if you poured dark chocolate over my shoe and I would proabably eat it. And you know, kale is pretty good and granola is good. I say go for it. $6.99 at Coracao Confections.
There is a suggestion here that these brooches make great boutonnieres, and I must say, they sure look lovely with the flowers. And you are pretty much assured that you are amongst a very select few grooms that have such an accessory. I say go for it! $32 at Sea of Bees.
With a heatwave that has just hit Los Angeles, I could use a chill pill. But these are just soap. Still, a cold shower would be nice too. Not feeling the heat or stress? Bet you know a bride, groom, new mom, student or...human...that is. These might make them feel better. But only if they don't eat them. Just bathe with them. $6 at Wizard at Work.
Honey, I don't even know what to tell you about the triptych. You know you want it. How can you resist the Birth of Goldblum as attended by Bruce Willis, Steve Buscemi and Alan Rickman? Why would you want to? It's everything you ever dreamed of, and so much more. And it's only $40 (for the smallest print) at Kittylegs Design.
Here's a nicely illustrated deck of cards featuring the characters from The Princess Bride. Actually, there are several different decks available but the art in this one is a little more cartoony than the others and that suits me just fine (see what I did there?). $14.99 at Albino Dragon.
Did you watch the Simpsons marathon? All of it? And do you still tune to FXX to catch still more episodes? Then you might also like this image on your wall. A nicely rendered portrait of your favorite family room. It almost looks like you could walk right you. But you can't. It's just a picture, silly. $16.97 at Beautiful Peace Shop.
For you dreamers and you adventurers, this shirt should work equally well. Maybe don't give it to a werewolf though. That might be a problem. It's cotton/rayon so it's one of those soft and clingy shirts. And it's just a good image. $24 at Cicular Accesories.
I didn't know that I needed these until I saw them. And I am pretty sure that if you are a horror fan, a rockabilly or some sort of person who actually uses screwdrivers, you need them too. The set comes with a mummy and a wolfman and you get to pick your color. How can that be bad? $15 at Charcoal Designs.
I am not precious about my furniture. Seriously, you can put your glass down anywhere. But, on the other hand, I do keep coasters out on the table because although I don't MIND that you put your drink there. I will try to get the ring polished out of the wood. So perhaps some more cute coasters are in order. I think this button set is cute. They are $24.99 at Shop Ruche.
Today I read an article that mentioned Filthy Foods. Within seconds I had found the website and was calculating the cost of what I wanted. And I knew that one of the things I really, really wanted was a jar of these Black Cherries. It says it's the garnish my cocktail deserves and who am I to argue that? But I think if you aren't really a cocktail person, you might enjoy these on say...some ice cream. Or perhaps to top a cake? True, it would be a filthy cake, but that doesn't sound so bad, does it? $8.99 at Filthy Foods.
Despite knowing NOTHING about gaming, I have a soft spot for Shy Guy. He's cute. And he's shy. I am also one of those things. This triptych is the other. Somehow made even cuter with that splattery treatment. Just $9 at The Daily Robot.
It might take a minute but once you see why there's a Frankenstein's monster on this screw box, you'll probably want one for yourself. Right? Make your chores a little more cheerful with this fun storage container. You could probably put other things in it...maybe a sewing kit. $14.99 at Animi Causa.
I'm pretty sure that beanies are not going to go out of style anytime soon. They keep heads warm, hide bedhead and are just generally hip. I particularly like this waffle-knit pattern for fall. Mostly I just really like waffles, but you probably don't want to wear one on your head. This is a more practical alternative. $28 at A Bugaboo Boutique.
I featured an eggroll shaped soap last week, but luckily that one was not eggroll scented. This soap does however, claim to have the scent of “smoky, wonderful BEEF JERKY with just a hint of pepper and teriyaki.” And hey, to each his own. Maybe don't hang out around wild animals after you use this one though. $6 at Deeply Dapper.
This washbag is a “coming soon” item, but it's probably worth getting on the waiting list now. It's going to make an excellent present for a dad, grad or...well, whatever dude you need to give an honest and helpful gift. I mean, do you know a man who DOESN’T like being told he's handsome? $35 at Lark.
I love when people repaint vintage wall hangings. They never fail to make me smile. And a rock and roll mermaid makes me smile even more. Brighten up your bathroom for just $24 at Charcoal Designs.
I have seen all sorts of food shaped soaps, but this is the first eggroll soap I've come across. And I don't know why, as it's absolutely adorable. And startlingly realistic. Luckily the scent is a shower friendly “ginger-lime” as opposed to “chinese food” but I am pretty sure that there are at least a few people who wouldn't mind that either. It would make a cute stocking stuffer or party favor. $6.35 at soapDROOL.
It seems unkind to feature a scarf in August, but it's freakin' freezing in my office what with the air conditioning and all, so I am guessing there are other less-than-warm-blooded people shivering away the same as me. This fun scarf is just the thing. And of course it will come in handy in the cooler months as well. And let's face it, every month is going to be a cool month when you have this beauty slung around your neck. $40 at Nerd Alert Creations.
Here's a charming idea for the man you don't know what to get. Or for that copper anniversary (the 7th anniversary, according to Hallmark). If he doesn't wear jewelry, or is not one of those super expressive guys, how about a small token of your love that is also a daily reminder. This wallet sized copper card can be stamped with the message of your choice, making it as personal as you like. Starting at $25 at Rame Works.
Did you get to go on a vacation this summer? I didn't. But then again, I don't usually. I take my vacation at the end of the year and go to the exotic locales in New Jersey. Not exactly a tropical paradise, but hey, I like it. Perhaps this Cancelled Vacation candle will make it seem a little more beachy. $16.99 at Flick Candles.
I think Pushing Daisies might not get enough love. It was a visually stunning show with the equally visually stunning Lee Pace in a lead role. And there were pies. What's not to love? But, even if it wasn't a show you watched, this cute print still works, because...PIE HOLE! C'mon, that's adorable! And it would look adorable in your kitchen. $15 at Strangeways Studios.
The ultimate in self-love - the selfie toaster! The toaster will imprint your face on pieces of bread. I think I would get one of my kitty - is that totally weird? $75 at Burnt Impressions
As a thin as a credit card, this wallet ninja packs a wallop. It's an 18-in-1 multi-tool that includes six wrenches, four screwdrivers, two rulers, a cellphone stand, a bottle opener, a can opener, a letter opener, a box cutter, and a fruit peeler. It not only has a lifetime guarantee, it's also TSA approved. $9.99 at Vat 19
It's rare these days that you can really be bothered, or perhaps more fairly afford, to have clothing custom made. But the cost for this lovely Steampunk-style vest seems pretty reasonable for such a cool one-of-a-kind piece. The one shown is double-breasted with four pockets and quite a high neck, but it's also totally customizable, right down to the fabric. Starting at $155 at Once Upon a Bustle.
Did you ever think you would want to collect paperdolls again (Did you ever collect them in the first place or was that just me...)? Because this John Cleese Ministry of Silly Walks doll has got me tracking down all kinds of fun paper friends. But let's be honest, this is possibly the funnest of them all (you heard me, I said “funnest”). Nicely articulated for only $11 at Ardently Crafted.
Yay! Broccoli! Everyone loves Broccoli!...right? Well, I do and if you do, then you might also love this cute tea towel. Eschew those girly flowers and weird cow prints for a kitchen towel that actually looks like it belongs in the kitchen. Organic cotton and handmade, it's perfect for your veggie friend, that guys who loves to cook or yourself. $20 at Leif.
I am going to guess that Spreadable Beer might not be a good thing. I mean, vegemite and marmite are aquired tastes and don't they come from the same basic source as beer? But, if you love savory spreads, and you love beer, this might be a tasty treat for you. The copy decribes it as “smooth and gooey” with a hoppy scent. And it's apparently made of 40% beer, but contains no alcohol, so...the kids can have it? The whole idea kind of confuses and delights me at the same time. $17.09 at Firebox.
I suppose it's not good form to encourage smoking, but if you are gonna smoke a cigar, it's probably better to do it in style. This lovely silver plated case holds three cigars and can be engraved. It would make an excellent gift for groomsmen, or, for that matter, bridesmaids who indulge. $39.99 at Tipo's Creations.
I've said before how much I like a man in a bracelet, and it hasn't changed. This particular bracelet is interesting, what with it's herringbone chain and all the copper and whatnot. It's very different from the usual ID bracelet and would be a nice gift for the guy who isn't into looking like everyone else. $45 from Scarlet Garnet.
Blue Q has quite a line of lavatory mists. And I have given them as gifts many times. Because everyone needs a fresh air sometimes. And if you can laugh about it, well, listen, we all do it, right? Except for you. I know you're too nice to do something like that.(Look at that art! Hilarious!) $11.99 at Blue Q.
A lot of guys don't have to wear ties to work. But those that do tend to like having nice ties, right? And if you have nice ties, you probably want to keep them in nice shape. Maybe a leather tie case will do the trick for that. $185 at Gent Supply Co.
I have a deep and somewhat shameful love for tacos. Any kind of tacos. Good ones, bad ones (there are no bad tacos). If I spend too much time away from my California home base, I start to panic a little not being able to get tacos on every corner, even though there are tacos available pretty much everywhere. What with the taco obsession, I am naturally drawn to taco accessories. Like these taco trucks. They hold tacos. So you can have a taco in your hand, and one waiting in the truck. Thus, less taco panic. Genius. $12 at Amazon.
Here's a nice gift for the host or hostess with most or mostess. A kind of groovy tray on which to serve drinks or possibly breakfast. Useful AND attractive? Sounds like a winner! $25 at Frick and Frack Scraps.
I am unclear on why “For Reference” is the title of this piece but I don't really care. For reference, it's adorable. If you've got the less sentimental but still kinda sweet dad to buy for this Father's Day, this might just do the trick. It's a signed and numbered edition of 225, it's 18 x 25 inches and it's awesome. $30 at The Bird Machine.
Not everyone is into rap or dance music or waiting for you to drop the bass or whatever. Some people like folk music and if you've got one of those people to buy for, here's the shirt they want. It's the tiniest bit racy, so make sure he's got a sense of humor. But, as you know, folkies usually do. $26 at Dowdy Studio.
This baby bib made me laugh. Back in my day we had a kind of gross name for that kind of necklace...you know the one I mean, but it doesn't seem to matter because they are still in fashion. And surely you want your tyke to be fashionable, don't you? Take the easy way with this cute take on street fashion. $10 at Quiet Doing.
I have a feeling that the narwhal is the new hip, trendy animal. Or maybe it's already done, but let's face it, it's a darn cool one. And it looks even cooler on these glasses. $19.95 at Gent Supply Co.
Here's a sweet potential Father's Day gift. If beer isn't his thing, he might prefer this mug for his tea or coffee or...other beverage. And it makes a wonderfully appropriate gift from a little one as well as a big one. $14.95 at Paper Source.